With the case for the prosecution concluded, the Doctor begins his presentation for the defense. Afforded the same privileges as the Valeyard, with access to the Matrix, the Doctor presents evidence that's to take place in his own future. Now in the company of a new, energetic traveling companion named Mel, the Time Lord answers a mayday from the Hypherion III. a luxury star-liner that ferries between planets Moga and Earth. Brought before Commodore Tonker Travers, an old acquaintance of the Doctor's, the Time Lord is dismayed that Travers is far from pleased at his presence. The Commodore knows from experience that, whenever the eccentric time traveler appears, all hell breaks loose. Confined to guest areas of the ship, the Doctor and Mel attempt to discover who sent the mayday, but it's an investigation that will lead to a more alarming threat than either could have dared to imagine, one which involves a web of intrigue and a dark secret concealed within the ship's cargo hold.
Did You Know?
Other rejected segments were 'Paradise 5' by 'PJ Hammond', which involved The Doctor and Peri searching for a disappeared professor on a holiday resort and 'The Hollows of Time' by Christopher H. Bidmead
, which had them encountering The Master in a small English village. See more
Before you go rushing off, Mel, do you know what a Judas goat is?
Melanie 'Mel' Bush
Uh, yes, it's a decoy goat that's tied to the stake to lure the tiger out into the open.
Getting badly mauled in the process. I think I shall refuse the role.